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"Mini Mo" International Tennis Tournament



October 18, 2011
1st Annual "Mini Mo" Internationals Tennis Tournament

Dallas, TX...The Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation announced today the 1st annual "Mini Mo" Internationals tennis tournament for boys and girls (ages 5-10) will be held at Club Med Sandpiper in Port St. Lucie, Florida from December 16-19, 2011. Matches will be played on the 36' shortened courts for 5 & 6 and 7 & 8 age divisions, as well as 60' and full 78' courts for the 9 & 10 age divisions.

Players who are age 5-8 will use the low compression red ball on the 36' courts. The 9's division will be played on 60' courts with the orange ball and 10's division will be played on a full 78' court with the green dot ball. Entry fee: $50. We encourage all youngsters to come join in the fun, meet some new friends and get in the game of a lifetime. Trophies, sportsmanship medals and prizes will be given. The tournament is open to anyone from from the USA and around the world. Thanks for helping us spread the word to any players and parents from other states or countries.

"We are excited about the new "Mini Mo" tournament which will feature the new shortened courts and low compression balls. We hope this event will bring more children into tennis which is one of the few sports you can play from age 5 to 85", said Carol Weyman, executive vice president of the MCB Tennis Foundation.

The "Mini Mo" is one of the many events the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation organizes to promote junior tennis development. The foundation was co-founded by Maureen Connolly Brinker and her dear friend, Nancy Jeffett, in 1968. Mrs. Jeffett has led the foundation for over 40 years and continues to serve as chairman emeritus together with Cindy Brinker Simmons, president, Brenda Brinker Bottum, vice president, Elizabeth Jeffett, vice president, Carol Weyman, executive vice president, and a capable Advisory Board.

Maureen "Little Mo" Connolly was the top ranked woman's player in the world in the early 1950s, winning Wimbledon in 1952, 1953 and 1954. In 1953, she became the first woman (at age 18) to win the Grand Slam. She remains the youngest player and the only American woman to ever win the Grand Slam. Only five players in the history of tennis have achieved this significant tennis milestone. She won nine successive majors from 1951-1954. Little Mo died of cancer in 1969 at the age of 34.

Boys and Girls Ages 5-10

Club Med Sandpiper

Port St. Lucie, Florida

December 16-19, 2011

*Open to any player from the USA and worldwide

(Online entry: www.mcbtennis.org and click on Tournaments)

We look forward to seeing you in Florida for the tournament. Also, Disney World is nearby in Orlando, as well as the beautiful white sandy beaches.

For more information, please email Laurent leclerc (Tournament Director): lleclerc@clubmedacademies.com or the MCB office: Cartennis@aol.com or call (214) 754-7065. www.mcbtennis.org

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